Asha Saxena is a Founder of Women Leaders in Data and AI WLDA. Bringing women leaders in data and AI together to create an impactful future.
Asha Saxena served as a CEO of Aculyst Inc a Healthcare Analytics Firm. Prior to that she also served as a President and CEO of Future Technologies, Inc. (FTI), an international Data Management and Analytics firm for 20 years . The firm specializes in providing Data Analytics Solutions focusing on Fortune 1000 companies in US. She also built an e-commerce company for 3000 dealers nationwide.Ms. Saxena served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Columbia Business School and a faculty for Graduate Business Studies. Professor Saxena teaches healthcare consulting, entrepreneurship, Big Data and Data Analytics courses to MHA, MPA, MBA, MSE and EMBA students and is a keynote speaker on big data. Prof. Saxena graduated as a computer science engineer from Bangalore University in India and attended management programs at MIT and London Business School. In the area of operational excellence, Prof. Saxena is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt professional. She started her professional career in a New York-based IT firm and has enjoyed challenging, diverse assignments in the financial services industry. Prof. Saxena was invited to be a part of the World Economic Forum where Future Technologies Inc. was named a "Global Growth Company 2007."Her entrepreneurial spirit has also enabled her to gain notable success as a restaurateur, real-estate developer, and movie studio producer. Asha's expertise in this space is also showcased in her monthly contributions to Entrepreneur Magazine. In addition to her entrepreneurial and educational success, Saxena has been an instrumental leader in the community by developing long-lasting relationships with numerous organizations (both profit and not-for-profit) through memberships, affiliations, and mentorships and has received awards for her personal and professional contributions.